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Want an easy way to make Paleo hot chocolate (and AIP too) without any hassle? This mix can be made ahead of time and all you need to do is scoop out a bit, add your fave dairy-free milk, heat, and drink!
When you've got that craving for some hot chocolate, but the mixes from the store are a no-go because they (a) contain tons of yucky ingredients or (b) cost more than the mortgage on your house, what do you do?
Make your own mix!
It's seriously easy to do – takes like 5 minutes from start to finish, and then you have a pre-made mix you can use to have hot chocolate in minutes.
Makes a Fantastic Gift Idea
It also makes a fantastic gift idea to give to someone.
It's inexpensive and easy to make, and something they can actually use!
I suggest putting it in a clear cellophane bag and maybe placing it in a pretty mug. Add a card with instructions and you are set!
See below for a free printable that I have whipped up that you can use as the gift tag.
And if you so choose, you can also give them homemade marshmallows as well! (Which are Paleo & AIP-compliant)
How to Make the Paleo Hot Chocolate Mix
I made a Facebook Live video about this showing you how easy it is to make (posted on YouTube so everyone can watch it)
Free Printable Hot Chocolate Gift Tag!
Use this free printable as a gift tag!
It's a PDF document so all you need to do is open it up and print and cut apart with scissors.
No fancy crafting skills needed!
This is best if you print it on cardstock (you know, for the gift tag-y effect) but I don't think anyone would mind if just use regular 8.5″ x 11″ paper.
The PDF is for 6 gift tags.
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Paleo Hot Chocolate Mix Recipe
If you make this hot chocolate mix, I'd love to hear how it turned out! Either comment below or share a pic on Instagram and tag me @thrivingonpaleo!
Paleo Pre-Made Hot Chocolate Mix
For 1 serving (making it now):
- 1.5 tbs Cocoa Powder (or Carob Powder for the AIP Diet)
- 1 tbs Coconut Sugar or Maple Sugar
- 1/8 tsp Cinnamon
- 1/8 tsp Sea Salt
For 10 servings (making a pre-made mix):
- 1 cup Cocoa Powder (or Carob Powder for the AIP Diet)
- 2/3 cup Coconut Sugar or Maple Sugar
- 1 tsp Cinnamon
- 1 tsp Sea Salt
- Mix all of the ingredients in a small bowl, multiplying as necessary for the amount you want. Store the mix in an airtight container.
- When making the hot chocolate, mix 2.5 tbsp of the mix with 1 cup milk of choice and heat.